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Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

  The flu season has arrived early in the U.S., and includes the H3N2 influenza strains which previously have been associated with more serious flu seasons. Especially during the holidays when people gather and travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants you to know some important facts, if you have cancer now or if you have had cancer in the past: Every person aged 6 months or older should get a flu shot; Only 37% of age-eligible Americans had gotten their flu shots as of the latest survey in mid-November; Although we don’t know if people with or having survived cancer get infected with influenza viruses more